The story of 15-year-old Jeanette Marie Maples seems far too horrific to be true. Even her mother Angela had a childhood marred by the sad story of tragedy and abuse. At each and every turn all of the possible safety nets and child welfare systems available failed. Despite clearly well-intentioned attempts to protect Jeanette, DHS would come under fire for their lack of follow through in her case. We couldn't help but recall from Episode 33 the absolutely chilling story of Theresa Knorr.
The dreadful details of her death would shock both the Bend and Eugene communities where she had once lived. Along with her childhood friends, her sadly, long estranged family, as well as those touched by Jeanette's case whether law enforcement, journalist, or medical professional were left to wonder - how were the atrocious crimes that took place, escalating within the Howard Ave. home leading up to her death happen? How could violent abuse so depraved seemingly go unnoticed?
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